Message from the Mayor
My message this week is simple: COVID-19 has not gone away, and we must remain vigilant in this fight. Physical distancing, small group sizes and other public health measures are working. We must continue to stay the course: wash our hands, keep our distance and stay home if not feeling well.
This week, I also want to give a message of thanks. There is no doubt that 2020 has been a trying year for most.
To our residents, who remain steadfast in the fight against COVID-19, we thank you. Thank you for continuing to follow public health guidelines, for supporting local businesses, and for helping to support one another. Thank you for your patience and understanding not only to each other, but to our staff and Council as we try to navigate these extraordinary times.
Thank you to our businesses, who have adapted and developed creative solutions for continuing to provide services, goods and jobs throughout our community. For adjusting processes and doing your very best to ensure the safety of your customers, we thank you.
Thank you to our visitors. Thank you for coming to our community and supporting our local economy. Thank you to those that follow the rules and guidelines that we have set forth to ensure everyone’s safety.
Finally, thank you to all of our Lambton Shores staff. We have a great team of dedicated full time, part time and seasonal staff who continue to provide services that our residents, businesses and visitors have come to expect. If you see our staff out in the community, please stop and thank them.
The last several months have not been easy. We are working to balance the varied needs across our community. Residents, businesses and tourists each carry a different perspective and expectations from the municipality. Our staff and Council must consider this when making decisions and providing services. We understand that not everyone will support or be satisfied with the decisions or actions we are taking as a municipality. While you may disagree, please be respectful to staff, to Council and to others. With so much out of our control, we can control our own actions. Choose to be kind.
Stay healthy, safe and positive.